WELCOME TO ANDROID FORUMS,alea!
Originally Posted by alea
i'm kind of new to this, so this might be a silly question:
can i tether on unlocked but not rooted htc one using a prepaid tmobile plan?
if so what's the speed of tether vs cable internet?
is correct,tethering is not included w/pre-paid plans on T-MOBILE.
W/that said,there are various means of tethering,as I'm sure you're aware of,as most typical users don't even know what rooting is,or tethering,for that matter.
Use the search functions in some of the forums here,or GOOGLE search for such,the information is out there if you're interested.
Even if you choose to tether & do so successfully w/decent speeds,if you're on a limited data plan,you'll chew through your allotment in no time flat on a desktop/laptop/tablet.
I've been down this road myself & the experience of trying to substitute tethering for a dedicated ISP is a frustrating experience @ best.
If you just plan to tether rather sparingly,then it's a decent option.
Keep us posted as to how things turn out.